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Could my request for an internal transfer backfire?


My company’s HR department sent an email out to all staff advertising several available internal opportunities. While I am fairly content in my current role (debt capital markets analyst), I am quite tempted by one of these jobs in another team (M&A) as I think it has more scope for growth. My worry is that if I apply, it will be interpreted as that I am not happy with my current role, or even that I might also be looking for outside opportunities – and I think my manager would be disappointed if he found out. Should I make the application or should I only do so if I really want to leave my current role?